Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

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44 Reviews

Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

From US$ 74 per person

See the best of Washington DC on a 6-hour coach tour, and marvel at historic landmarks such as the US Navy Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial and White House. From March through September, take in the fresh air on a scenic 1-hour cruise along the Potomac River.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Marvel at the architecture and landmarks while touring Washington, D.C.
  • Learn DC’s history through our experienced guides
  • Enjoy a one-our boat cruise on the Potomac River from March through September
  • Experience live tour guides who walk with you through the sites, for an intimate and personalized experience
Full description
You won’t find a better way to see the city than on this full day tour! Spend the day discovering our Nation’s Capital, visiting historical landmarks and monuments. Throughout the day, learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States. Many of the architectural landmarks in Washington, D.C. commemorate important chapters in American history. You will spend the day visiting historic and iconic places - like the breathtaking Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the unprecedented Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the inspiring Marine Corps War Memorial. The experienced guides will educate you every important detail of each monument and help you experience everything DC has to offer. Enjoy a live Tour Guides who hops off the bus with you to ensure you receive an intimate and personalized experience of each attraction.  Full itinerary: • Jefferson Memorial • U.S. Capitol Building • FDR Memorial • World War II Memorial • Iwo Jima Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Martin Luther King Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • White House • Korean War Memorial
  • Transportation by bus
  • 1-hour cruise on the Potomac River (March-September only)
  • Live commentaries
  • Lunch
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Tours depart from the United States Navy Memorial

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Important information

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  • The river cruise is seasonal and only operates March to September
  • Please note that live tour guide narration is provided in English only
  • For Spanish and Mandarin languages, you must download the Tour Buddy App
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    5.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Great experience and value (time & money wise)! Highly recommend!!!!!

Tour Guide Josh was AWESOME. As a second generation tour guide, he was so knowledgeable and engaging. He did a fabulous job!! Driver Thomas provided a safe and comfortable ride, even providing ice cold bottled water on a very hot August day! We would never have gotten to all these places on our own, or learned as much. An excellent experience at a very affordable price. So glad we took this tour - great way to experience DC!

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August 25, 2019

Your was informative but rushed. If we started an hour earlier it would have been less rushed and therefore more relaxing. Even using the Ladies room was rushed! The Vietnam wall especially seemed to have time pressure. We actually went to the boat and then returned to the women’s and then Korean War memorial. 0ne Family with 2 children actually missed the bus to catch the boat. If it was made 7 hour experience it would be better. Our last stops were very rushed! The bus was great and water was available but BR stops were rare and pressured. The boat ride was nice but difficult to understand the narration. If the boat ride was eliminated we would have had ample time.

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May 1, 2019

Informative and wonderful experience!

Nick was our guide and he did an awesome job guiding us. He was funny and also very knowledgeable on history and the sites we saw. It was a pleasure to have this tour guided by Nick! The boat cruise was nice. We ate are our lunch on the Cruise. Make sure you bring money or credit to pay for your lunch. It was delicious and not that expensive. Highly recommend this tour.

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May 12, 2018

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